Learning Support Assistant, Barnsley

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Penistone Grammar School ALCBarnsley

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Start date: October 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £13706 - £14800
Contract term: Fixed Term

Learning Support Assistant

Contract: Fixed Term to 31 August 2020

Hours of Work: 30 hours and 35 minutes per week, 39 weeks term time.

Salary Range:  Grade 4 Points 7 – 11 (£19554 - £21166 per annum), 

Actual salary: £13706 - £14800 per annum

Start Date:  October 2019

Due to our growth we are looking for a Learning Support Assistant to join our SEND team and contribute to the ongoing success of Penistone Grammar School. 

You will be a Learning Support Assistant who has the determination and enthusiasm to make a difference in the life of each and every student you work with.  You will share our vision and will have the ability to inspire our young people to achieve more than they believe is possible.  

We are particularly excited to hear from candidates with experience and/or additional training in English, and candidates experienced in supporting students across all curriculum areas.

As a school, we pride ourselves on innovative practice which is fully inclusive and provides opportunities for all.  A school where the standard of teaching and learning is consistently high and where every member of staff, regardless of their role, shares a commitment to the success of all students, both academically and pastorally. If you share our vision and believe you can have a positive impact on the lives of our young people, we want you to be part of our team.

The successful candidate will have previous experience of working with students with a variety of needs and will be excited at the opportunity of developing their career.

Our school is ‘Good’ poised to be ‘Outstanding’ very soon.  We are a vibrant, oversubscribed 11 to 18 comprehensive school with excellent GCSE results across all subjects; we are recognised as one of the highest performing schools in the region in terms of Key Stage 4 outcomes.  Our A level results and destinations are equally impressive, with the school placed in the top 1% for performance nationally (according to ALPS) and over 97% of all students gaining entrance to their university or apprenticeship of choice. 

We are committed to professional development for all staff, regardless of role.  We have an innovative staff development programme, which truly empowers staff to take control of their own professional development through a supportive peer-coaching model.  For those striving for career development, we run annual middle and senior leadership development programmes. Regardless of what point you are at in your career and whatever your aspirations may be, Penistone Grammar School can support you to achieve them.

If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a school where our values are at the heart of all we do and where tradition and innovation perfectly complement each other, we are the school for you.

For an application form and pack please contact our Recruitment Partner, Jessica Galvin at Hays Education on 0114 217 1556 or jessica.galvin@hays.com. Further information about Penistone Grammar School can be found on www.hays.co.uk/jobs/penistone-grammar-school or www.penistone-gs.uk/vacancies.

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Monday 30 September 2019 at 12 noon.  Interviews will be held shortly after this date.  

Penistone Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.



More about Penistone Grammar School ALC
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Huddersfield Road, Penistone, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 7BX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1226 762 114
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